The Connexions Vacancy service will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays from 12noon on Wednesday 24th December 2014 and will re-open as usual on Monday 5th January 2015 at 8.30am. You can still apply for vacancies on-line, but these won’t be processed until we re-open on 5th January.

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of the Connexions Vacancy team.

Thousands of people use our free on-line vacancy service every month to find a job or Apprenticeship opportunity. You can too!

You can sign up to receive free Vacancy Alerts by e-mail to let you know when new jobs that match your requirements are available. Existing users can activate Vacancy Alerts by signing in and selecting 'Update My Details'. You can also create and print your own CV using our on-line CV creator.

The 2006 Employment Equality Regulations removed upper age restrictions for jobs and Apprenticeships. This means that anyone of legal working age can apply for vacancies on our website.

1) New users

Please click here to register. You can then search and apply for vacancies, sign up to receive free Vacancy Alerts by e-mail and create and print a CV.

2) Existing users

Welcome back! Please click here and sign in. You can then search and apply for vacancies, update your details and create and print a CV.

3) To make a search without registering 

To make a search without registering click here. You can still apply for vacancies but you'll have to enter your details each time. Register with us and you'll save lots of time when you apply for jobs. Registered users can also create and print CVs using the information they have already entered. Registered users also get their own personalised 'matching jobs list' and can receive free Vacancy Alerts by e-mail to let them know when new jobs are available.

Jobs Today!

Jobs Today! is a fortnighly list of all the current opportunities featured on our on-line Vacancy Service. You can download the latest edition of Jobs Today! by clicking on the clicking on the link in the Downloads menu.

Important changes to the Connexions on-line Vacancy service

We've made some changes to improve our on-line Vacancy service and help you make the best applications possible for jobs on our system.

Registered users may wish to update their Application Form/CV as Your Skills, Abilities and Interests has been divided into two new sections:

The new Skills and Abilities section is a chance for your CV to show employers that you're a good candidate.

The Interests and Hobbies section will be shown on your CV and on your application when you apply for jobs on-line.

Every time you apply on-line, you'll now be asked to enter supporting information for each opportunity you apply for. This is your chance to tell an employer why you are the best candidate, so remember to give as much relevant information as possible.

For more information call free on 0800 073 8700 between 8.30am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-4.30pm Friday and ask for the Vacancy team.

Training opportunities

Thinking about your future, but you're not sure about training - or don't feel ready to start a full Apprenticeship programme?

Non-Apprenticeship training opportunities are available throughout Tyne and Wear in many occupational areas. 

The Work-based learning Directory lists non-employed pre-Apprenticeship training opportunities available to young people in Tyne and Wear. Each provider's entry has contact details, information about how to apply and an indication of the pre-Apprenticeship, Traineeships or foundation training offered.

For more information and to find out how to apply, download the latest edition of Work-based Learning Directory by clicking on the link in the Downloads menu, or speak to your Connexions Personal Adviser.